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OPEC and Russia approve biggest Oil Cuts

The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and Russia have come together to cut oil output by 10%. This is being done to control the falling oil prices amidst lock down all over the world due to COVID-19. Background The Russian Government earlier refuted to sign the deal when Saudi Arabia initiated production cuts. Russian ..

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Oil Prices plunge by 20% as OPEC fails to make a deal

On March 9, 2020, the prices of crude oil plunged by 20% after OPEC to failed to make a deal in making production cuts. Highlights The Saudi Arabia and its major allies like Kuwait, Iraq and UAE initiated to make a deal at the OPEC to reduce production of oil. This was proposed predicting reduction ..

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Corona Virus: OPEC to cut oil production largely since 2008 financial crisis

On March 5, 2020, the world’s largest oil production nations of OPEC (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries) have planned to cut production. This is the deepest oil production cuts since 2008 financial crisis. Highlights The major member of OPEC, Saudi Arabia has planned to cut production by 1.5 million barrel a day from April 2020. ..

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OPEC cuts production to 500,000 barrels per day

On December 6, 2019, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries reached a deal deepening their output cuts. They have set the target as 500,000 barrels a day. The action is being implemented in order to eliminate surplus and bolster crude prices Current Scenario In 2019, the organization had agreed to reduce production by about 1.2 ..

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Ecuador to withdraw from OPEC in January 2020

Ecuador will withdraw from 14-nation Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) from 1 January 2020. The country stated its internal fiscal problems as the reason for the withdrawal from the group. Key Highlights The Andean nation (i.e. a group of nations in South America connected by Andes mountain range) is attempting to increase its ..

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